Schmehl, Paul L pauls at
Sun Apr 20 05:39:56 UTC 2008

Is it possible to mount drives on an Active Directory 2003 domain?  I've
been doing some testing, and I had no problem mounting the netlogon share,
but I get an authentication error when I try to mount other drives.  (I've
altered the hostnames in the examples below.)

# mount_smbfs -I
//pauls at domain-controller/netlogon /mnt/hdrive/

An ls of the mount directory shows the files one would expect to find in our
netlogon share.

# mount_smbfs -I //pauls at file-server/users$/pauls
mount_smbfs: unable to open connection: syserr = Authentication error

I know that the netlogon share doesn't require a logon, but I wonder if the
problem isn't that the other mounts require encryption?

Is anyone successfully mounting AD 2003 shares on FreeBSD?

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
University of Texas at Dallas

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